The victim Thejaswini, a resident of Kolodi, Neriya village, who was reported missing since nine days was found dead.
It is said, the 23-year-old woman had gone missing while she was on her way home from Ujire on February 22. Locals from the area, who had been to the forest to gather firewood on Wednesday spotted her lifeless body which had decomposed. They suspect that she committed suicide consuming poison.
Thejaswini was the daughter of Neriya village residents Manjunatha and Sushila. She was working as a maid at a house in Ujire since the last four years and was undergoing computer education. She had left the house saying that she was going to her mother’s house after her computer classes in the evening on February 22 but never returned and was reported missing. A complaint in this connection was lodged at Dharmasthala police station.
Belthangady Police visited the spot and the post-mortem of the body has been conducted. Police are conducting further investigation.